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Landlord and property manager responsibilities

The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 requires a landlord to ensure that rented premises are maintained in good repair. Good repair includes all gas appliances provided by the landlord. These must be safe to use and properly maintained.

This includes ensuring that:

  • Only a licensed gasfitter performs gas-fitting work
  • All appliances are safe for use before re-letting a property
  • All appliances, pipework and flue systems are installed and maintained correctly
  • Pipes are correctly sealed if appliances are removed
  • All safety checks and details of work done on gas installations are recorded.

Failure to meet legislated responsibilities can cause death, serious injury and/or considerable property damage.

Tenants also have responsibilities, including reporting appliance faults to the landlord or the landlord’s agent.

The landlord or the agent and the tenant should work together to ensure that a safety check is done at agreed intervals – at least every two years.

Information supplied by – http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/For-Consumers/Gas-and-electrical-safety-in-the-home/Gas-safety-in-the-home/Landlord-and-property-manager-responsibilities